When one coal miner coughs, they all catch cold. Peabody (BTU -2.5%) dragged the sector down...

|About: Peabody Energy Corp. (BTUUQ)|By:, SA News Editor

When one coal miner coughs, they all catch cold. Peabody (BTU -2.5%) dragged the sector down last week when it reported its quarter, and Arch Coal’s (ACI -9%) Q4 is having the same effect: ANR -1.6%, WLT -1.2%. Like BTU, ACI says it sees signs of a possible recovery in domestic coal during H2 2013, but those signs will evaporate unless natural gas prices move closer to $4/million BTUs.